Guzman-Fernandez Headlines “Uptown Showdown” November 5!

New York, NY (October 1) – Two time world champion Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman makes his triumphant return to the squared circle Friday, November 5 against rugged Christopher “Kid Kayo” Fernandez in the ten round main event of “Uptown Showdown” from the Armory Track in New York, NY. The card will be aired all throughout the US, Mexico and Puerto Rico on TeleFutura, as well as in Guzman’s native Dominican Republic..

Guzman, who lives and fights out of Brooklyn, NY, is 30-0-1 with 17 KO’s, and will make his debut at junior welterweight. With tremendous defensive abilities, world class boxing skills and outstanding quickness, the former super bantamweight and junior lightweight titleholder is recognized amongst the most gifted pugilists on the planet. In his most recent bout, Guzman outpointed well regarded Ali Funeka over twelve rounds to avenge a previous draw.

Having shared the squared circle with elite fighters in Devon Alexander and Paulie Malignaggi, the Salt Lake City, UT based Fernandez is an experienced veteran who never backs down from a challenge. At 18-10-1 (11 KO’s), Fernandez is a respected power puncher with a never say die attitude.

“I know Chris is going to be a tough opponent but I feel very comfortable fighting at 140 lbs,” said Guzman, who has victories over world champions Humberto Soto, Jorge Barrios and Javier Jauregui among others. “There are a lot of great fighters in this weight class and I am ready to prove that I am still one of the best out there!”

In the televised co-feature, featherweight Salvador Sanchez II, 19-4-2 (9 KO’s), of Tianguistenco, Mexico will battle an opponent to be announced in a six round bout.

The nephew of the boxing great whom he shares a name with, Sanchez is quickly building a strong reputation amongst fight fans worldwide.

Slated to appear on the undercard in separate bouts are USBA Junior Lightweight titleholder Argenis Mendez, four time US Amateur champion Roberto Benitez and Shamir Reyes of Brooklyn, Queens, NY’s Jose Guzman, former women’s titlist Eileen Olszewski and debuting Armin Mrkanovic.

Tickets start at an economic friendly $25 and exclusive VIP tables are also available by calling 212-679-2461.

The Armory Track is located at 216 Ft. Washington Ave New York, NY 10032 and Doors open at 6:30 pm. The opening bell is slated for 7:00.

The card is being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

Article posted on 02.10.2010

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